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The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs

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Designed for all riders, this off-road gravel race through the North Downs has something for everyone. With 4 routes to choose from, beautiful scenic countryside, and a freedom brew waiting at the finish line this event is challenging, but worth it.
C-19 Plan
UK Cycling Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 26th Jun 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs

  1. Long

    Bike 81km
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  2. Middle

    Bike 59km
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  3. Short

    Bike 36km
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  4. Rook

    Bike 18km
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The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs routes

These routes are a combination of flowing single track trails with a few technical components and open tracks perfect for cruising.

Taking you through the Surrey Hills AONB, these routes will showcase the area in a way you never get to see from the roads.

Participants will ride through the heart of Winterfold Wood, Hurt Wood, and Pasture Wood, making for scenic and manageable gravel riding.

Long Route: 81km and 1561m vertical ascent

Middle Route: 59km and 1159m vertical ascent

Short Route: 36km and 699m vertical ascent

Rook Route: 18km and 359m vertical ascent

Cut-Off Time: The Long Route cut-off is 15:30

Event Details

  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed online results
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Professional race photography
  • Mechanical and medical support
  • Free parking
  • Fully signed route
  • Feed stations
  • Freedom Brew
  • Other goodies from partners


07:00 Gates open

07:30 Registration opens

08:00 - 08:30 Long race start

08:35 - 09:05 Middle race start

09:10 - 09:40 Short race start

09:45 - 10:00 Rook race start

15:30 Race Cut-Off

Essential items:

  • Helmet is mandatory (No helmet, no ride)
  • Basic Tools
  • Inner Tubes
  • Pump
  • Drink bottle
  • First aid kit recommended
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
  • Lights and hi-vis clothing (for days when fog or rain is forecast and there will be reduced light)
  • Face-mask (for the venue) and hand sanitiser

What's Included?

UK Cycling's Gravel Race Series includes a bespoke medal, a Freedom Lager, and Jimmy's Iced Coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle for The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs?
UK Cycling have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free.
Can I enter The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs on the day?
There is entry on the day, subject to availability, for £5 more than the entry prices online.
Can my kids ride with me at The UKCE Gravel Series North Downs?
Children under the age of 12 ride free but must be entered at the same time as a paying adult.

Meet the organiser

We organise over 35 cycling events a year across Great Britain, as well as one in France, offering full medical and mechanical support. We plan our events in some of the most scenic locations we can find, while making sure the routes are perfectly suited for day in saddle. All of our cycling events have multiple routes of varying length and elevation. This is to cater for cyclist of all ages and abilities. Our cycling events aren't just about Road Sportives - we also organise a selection of Mountain Bike and Cyclocross events.


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